Conference Minister

Coffee with Char and Heather (A Virtual Conversation)

January – Ideas for Lent: You are invited to talk with other pastors about themes and creative presentations as you prepare for Lent. Perhaps you...

Upcoming Coffees with Char & Heather (Virtual Conversations)

January – Ideas for Lent: You are invited to talk with other pastors about themes and creative presentations as you prepare for Lent. Perhaps...

A Time for Reflection and Hope

The Season of Advent will be different for me this year.  Traditionally, the Lectionary scriptures begin by lifting up the challenges of the world...

A Season of Giving Thanks

A few years ago, a local church in another conference declared November to be the liturgical “Season of Giving Thanks.” They created special paraments...

Becoming More than We Are

“Life is about becoming more than we are, about being all that we can be,” writes Joan Chidester in her book “The Gift of...

A Different Perspective on World Communion Sunday

“It is all about building relationships” – that is what our UCC Washington DC staff told the 22 Conference Ministers during our orientation session...

Hurricane Dorian and the Southeast Conference

It has been and continues to be a very anxious time for those located along the path of Hurricane Dorian. As Sunday approaches, congregations...

Being Open to New Insights and Understandings 

Grace and peace! Most mornings I take my coffee, sit out in our screened-in porch and reflect with the UCC Still Speaking morning devotional. The...

“Witnessing” – A Pastoral Letter from the Conference Minister

Greetings to you all! Each day brings new attacks on immigrant neighbors. The scope and breadth of the challenge is staggering. Many churches and communities...

Courageous Faith in Challenging Times

What gives you the courage to persevere when life is challenging? What keeps you from giving up or becoming overwhelmed? I recently read Rev. Emily...